MEET THE TEAM
Every event deserves to be elevated to the next level and provided genuine hospitality throughout the planning and coordination! Elevated Events of Virginia is a team of savvy event planning professionals who pour their hearts into every detail of the event - from the decor to the logistics to the execution. Planning with precision and intention to create a truly spectacular event is always our top priority. We love to work hand-in-hand with our clients to capture their ideal planning style; whether it’s a hands-off approach or deeply involved process. It's important that every client feels comfortable with their planning team; keep scrolling to learn a little more about the Elevated Events team!
jessica adams, owner + planner
Jessica Adams, Owner and Planner of Elevated Events, graduated from JMU with a bachelor’s in Hospitality Management. She has extensive experience in every segment of the event industry including catering, event logistics, and venue sales. She started Elevated Events because she felt that events were lacking genuine hospitality. Jessica lives with her husband, Andrew, and their “mini Noah’s ark”…2 dogs and 2 cats. She confesses to an obsession with pineapples and enjoys visiting wineries and hanging out with her family. Oh, and being anywhere near the water, especially on a boat!
Megan byrne, planner
Megan Byrne boasts a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Development from Virginia Tech and a Master of Education from VCU. She has worked as a personal organizer and is currently a kindergarten teacher. Both careers explain her love of having things perfectly labeled and ready to go! Megan and husband Sean, enjoy time with their super-fun and feisty daughters: Kensi and Zoe. When she’s not organizing, teaching, or planning, Megan loves to vacation at her favorite destination: the beach.
emily zayas, intern
Emily Zayas has been our intern at Elevated Events since May. She is currently a senior at James Madison University and is working towards a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management with minors in Human Resource Development and General Business. Emily has always enjoyed being around people and trying to make them smile. From working in amusement parks to country clubs to planning events – she knew helping to make others happy was what she loved doing most! She enjoys spending her free time hanging out with her family and friends and loves adventuring.